This is the time of year when kids gather supplies and cram their backpacks with cool new stuff for school. But it seems unfair that students should have all the fun. Teachers need cool new stuff too!
So this year we’re offering all educators some shiny ideas for the new school year. The links below might not have that new-crayon smell, but they are sure to delight any educator looking for engaging ideas and tech-related strategies to start the school year.
Start the year by exploring virtual worlds like Minecraft, OpenSim and Quest Atlantis. They aren’t just fun, they also provide unique and engaging learning environments that offer unparalleled opportunities for student collaboration and creativity!
Kids love to play video games but they also develop essential skills like collaborative problem solving while building perseverance. Discover five ways to gamify your classroom to boost engagement, collaboration and learning.
In order to find effective tools for solving complex teaching problems, educators need information they can trust. The EdSurge Product Index is a free research tool that allows technology seekers to easily search and compare hundreds of edtech product listings.
If you aren’t part of a professional learning community, establishing one in your school or district is a sure-fire way to share ideas to enhance your teaching practice and create a learning environment where all students can reach their full potential.
Being a good digital citizen means interacting with each other respectfully online. But can civility be taught? Yes it can! Author Kristen Mattson, Ed.D, shares a variety of strategies that help students be empathetic and engaged.
There is no right way to learn. That’s why the Universal Design for Learning framework is a great tool to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn. Discover tech tools that offer a variety of ways for all students to engage, receive information and express their learning.
If the pandemic taught us anything it's that you can't take what you do in person and replicate it online. There is a better way. Here are six tips for designing learning for an online, in-person or blended classroom experience.
Diana Fingal is director of editorial content at ISTE.